A Year in Review ….

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Today is New Year’s Eve day and I thought that I would share with you some of my favorite creations from this past year, what I discovered going through my cards is that you like them for different reasons!

Some you like because they are cute and easy to replicate, others because they have a really neat technique, so hard as it was to pick, here they are …

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This was from a January post … I love the fun the Silver Vellum brings with the polka dots and the the flower spread that highlights the greeting! And who doesn’t love turquoise?!

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Here’s a cheery card with a lot of sparkle! This is a fun and easy technique you can do with any designer paper. Simply dab your VersaMark pad evenly over your designer paper, add “Iridescent Ice” embossing powder and heat! Soooo pretty!

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Everyone I know loves punch art … and here is my little Easter Bunny I did last year. With a few ovals, a circle and the Boho Blossom punch – I gave him life! And I especially love his little Easter Eggs … those are the silver glimmer paper died with our ink refills and a sponge dauber! Now we have the fabulous fringe scissors so you no longer have to cut grass the hard way!

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I love this one because I stepped out of my comfort zone! You don’t see me creating card with the abstract stamp sets but I really like the “Work of Art” set! Here I used the “Ombre” technique: different shades of the same color (or color family). Plus I used the new “Blendabilites” markers and colored my rhinestones!

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First of all … I love “The Open Sea” stamp set teamed up with the “Maritime” Designer Series paper, you just can’t go wrong. Here is the first time I did the “Reflection” Technique … I know, why did I wait so long? It’s really easy to do!

First stamp your image onto the cardstock, then I used a piece of “Window Sheet” stamped the onto that, flip it over so the ink is to the paper, align image and press down! It will come out lighter, but that’s OK … it’s a reflection!

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Here is another one of my fav’s … because it’s our Ronald McDonald House Charity Stamp set. Stampin’ Up! is a partner to the RMHC and for each stamp set we sell … $3.00 is donated to the Ronald McDonald Houses.

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Just think, if I sell 300 stamp set … $300 is donated! Add that by 10,000 more demonstrators … It’s really powerful, and wonderful! But don’t leave it up to someone else … get your stamp set and help in the fabulous cause… housing families so they can be close to their terminally ill sons, daughters, brothers, & sisters. It truly is heart-warming. PURCHASE NOW ♥

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My last (I’m not going to do Christmas because you just saw most of them, and can easily go back to review) I’m sharing my Halloween card… it is much simpler to do than it appears! Mask an area off – I used post-it notes and then sponge on your desired color.

I started with the Daffodil Delight at the top, then moved into the Pumpkin Pie, and last I sponged the Blackberry Bliss (LOVE that Color!). The stamp set is from the Holiday catalog called “Holiday Home” … I just colored in the entire image so it created a silhouette.

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It was hard to choose a few favorites, and I hope I represented the year well. I love sharing my ideas and new techniques with you.

If you enjoy my blog … please, pass it on to a friend and have them follow me too. I have so much more to show you in the New Year. I invite you to “LIKE” my Facebook Page too!

Thank you so much for stopping by today …

Take good care, have a wonderful New Year’s Eve!

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LINDA SCHNABEL

Your Stampin’ & Scrappin’ Creative Coach

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Weekly Deals …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

It’s Tuesday and that means a new set of Weekly Deals have just posted …

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JUST RELEASED!  WEEKLY DEALS — SAVE 25%!  Check out the latest batch of Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals.  Discounted prices on this week’s deals end January 5th.  Items are available while supplies last!  

Amazing Birthday Wood Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!
Amazing Birthday Wood-Mount Stamp Set

Price: $28.95 $21.71
Clips Essentials Hardware
Clips Essentials Hardware

Price: $5.95 $4.46
Finishing Touches Edgelits Die
Finishing Touches Edgelits Die

Price: $9.95 $7.46
Fun Flower Punch
Fun Flower Punch

Price: $16.95 $12.71
Hearts A Flutter Framelits Die
Hearts A Flutter Framelits Die

Price: $24.95 $18.71
Marina Mist 3/4 Chevron Ribbon
Marina Mist 3/4″ Chevron Ribbon

Price: $8.95 $6.71
Party Pennants Bigz L Die by Stampin' Up!
Party Pennants Bigz L Die

Price: $32.95 $24.71
Top 10 Photo Book Template Digital Download
Top 10 Photobook Template – Digital Download

Price: $14.95 $8.97

PLUS … Only 2 days left from my special sale:  I am giving you “20% back on your purchase!” For every $10 you spend, you get $2 back!!  It’s my way of saying “Thank You” for being a stampin’ friend and loyal customer this past year.

I’ll send you a gift certificate to spend in the NEW YEAR during Sale-a-bration and it can be used to shop in the new Occasions catalog! This offer is only good through me and ends December 31st.

CLICK HERE TO BEGIN SHOPPING

Offer is good for Year End Clearance, Weekly Deals (Savings up to 80%) plus my treat of 20% refund.  Shop any of our catalogs & specials.  Don’t wait, these goodies may not last till the end.

Thank you so much for stopping by ~

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Please note that the refund (Gift Certificates) are based on purchase price before shipping & handling. Thank you. Linda

Don’t Miss Out …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Today I’d like to share with you the opportunity to get this exclusive hostess set ‘Good Greetings’? It’s on sale at the Year End Closeout for just $10.19. There are tons more deals starting at just $1.99. It’s a good time to say ‘Merry Christmas’ to me and get some of those items you’ve been wanting. .

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Here are just a few of the items that I had made using this fabulous stamp set …

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As you can see, the “Good Greetings” stamp set is very versatile … these are only a few, just think what you could do!

CLICK HERE FOR THIS AND MORE DEALS

Thank you so much for stopping by today …

Have a great one!

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Simply Sunday Flowers ….

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Today I’d like to share with you a quick and simple card with a touch of elegance. The elegance is brought into the card with the use of the “Painted Blooms” Designer Series Paper that will be available with the kick-off of the Occasions catalog on January 6th.

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I can’t wait for the Occasions catalog to go live … it’s full of amazing stamp sets and accessories. This paper is just one of them. It works beautifully if you are in need of a quick yet pretty card!

I chose the blue flower pattern for today’s card and highlighted the yellow centers by adding the button and ribbon from the Sale-a-bration bundle!! The base of the card and mat on the greeting is Wild Wasabi.

My sentiment (or greeting) comes from the Main catalog and can be found in our hostess section on page 238. I could not resist getting the “Let Your Hair Down” stamp set for my hostess dollars … it just reminded me of my friends!

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So that is my card share today … I get requests all of the time to post quick and easy cards.  Why not, don’t we all need a card in a pinch!

Thank you so much for stopping by today …

Have a great one!

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Just a reminder … There are only 4 days left of my “Sweet End of Year Deal”

CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS

 

Celebrating Baby …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Today I’d like to share another card we made at my Star’s Christmas Party (The Star’s are the lovely ladies that have joined the Stampin’ Up! family under me) It’s a sneak peek into the Occasions and Sale-a-bration catalogs!

Our base color is Tempting Turquoise … my choice for a gender neutral card. Every now and then you will find expecting parents who still want to be surprised and do not want to know if it’s a boy or a girl!

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I used the very “fun” Celebrate Today stamp set from the new Occasions catalog … If you are one of my regular customers you should have received yours.. if you didn’t please email me so I can get it sent out to you! (email: lindaluvs2stamp@aol.com)

This is just the cutest stamp set and great for birthdays, babies, graduations and more! I know you ladies will come up with some fantastic ideas of your own too. It’s a “two-step” stamp set!

Now … I am really excited to share with you the coolest designer paper “Irresistibly Yours” Specialty Designer Series paper. The designer paper is white with glossy patterns on them so you can color it! I love, love, love this!!

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You can sponge it, as we did on this card, you can use your brayer, you can dye it by watercoloring with the Aqua Painters, or spritz it with color … you can even use the “masks” to create an alternate pattern as shown in the Sale-a-bration catalog. Yes … I said Sale-a-bration, which means you can get this awesome designer paper FREE with a qualifying purchase.

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The new year is right around the corner and so is Sale-a-bration! I can’t wait to stamp with you, and share some fabulous new products with you right here!

Thank you for stopping by today!

Have a super Saturday … it’s the last one this year!

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A Sweet Treat for you …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas with friends and / or family. I’ve enjoyed being home for the past few days … this is such a wonderful time of year.

It’s also been a great month for deals, and it’s only getting better now that Stampin’ Up! has added even more products to the Year-End Closeouts!

Some of these items will knock your socks off. Like the Watercolor Winter Cardmaking Kit, regularly $24.95, for just $9.99!! Christmas made easy for next year!

That’s not all … Beginning today, until the 31st of December, I am treating you to “20% back on your purchase!” It’s my way of saying “Thank You” for being a stampin’ friend and loyal customer this past year.

Here’s how it works: For every $10 you spend, you get $2 back. Example: a $50 order will get you a $10 gift certificate / $100 will get you a $20.00 gift certificate delivered to your door to spend at a later date … Sale-a-bration is right around the corner!

They’ve added all sorts of Christmas sets at a steep discount–pick up any that you may have missed from the Holiday 2014 Catalog for really cheap!

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Many Merry Stars Simply Created Kit

Price: $25.95 NOW $20.79

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Under The Tree Specialty Designer Series Paper 135825
Price: $12.95   NOW $5.19

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Cheerful Christmas Clear-Mount Stamp Set 135149
Price: $17.95   NOW $12.59

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Watercolor Winter Simply Created Kit 135869
Price: $24.95    NOW $9.99

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REMEMBER… from now until the 31st of December, I am giving you “20% back on your purchase!” It’s my way of saying “Thank You” for being a stampin’ friend and loyal customer this past year.

I’ll send you a gift certificate to spend in the NEW YEAR during Sale-a-bration and it can be used to shop in the new Occasions catalog! This offer is only good through me and ends December 31st.

CLICK HERE TO BEGIN SHOPPING

Offer is good for Year End Clearance, Weekly Deals (Savings up to 80%) plus my treat of 20% refund.  Shop any of our catalogs & specials.  Don’t wait, these goodies may not last till the end.

Thank you so much for stopping by ~

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Please note that the refund (Gift Certificates) are based on purchase price before shipping & handling. Thank you. Linda

Merry Christmas Friends ~

Merry Christmas Stampin’ Friends,

On this Christmas Eve I am feeling so blessed.

I am grateful for our connection, whether it be through my stamping clubs or classes, the social media world of my blog or facebook page, or just through an email connection.

I am grateful that I get to do what I love, in an industry that I love, for people that I adore.

From my house to yours ….

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I’m wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

I hope this holiday and the new year brings you peace, love, and the pure joy of spending time with those most precious to you.

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